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  • Company looks to bring “glamping” to Surry

    Company looks to bring “glamping” to Surry

    SURRY — A company that has been creating “glamping experiences” near major national parks in the Western United States has set its sights on the Northeast, specifically Surry. Glamping, for the uninitiated, is “glamorous camping,” according to the Montana-based Under Canvas. A spokeswoman for Under Canvas, Rachel Zembraski of the San Diego-based J Public Relations,

  • Bucksport fire  investigated

    Bucksport fire investigated

    BUCKSPORT — The Maine Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a blaze that damaged a Town Farm Road residence Monday. The incident also resulted in arrest of the property owner — but not in connection to the fire itself. Public Safety Director Sean Geagan said the homeowner “wouldn’t comply with some of our demands and had

  • Southwest Harbor considers town dock usage

    Southwest Harbor considers town dock usage

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Sparked by an Appeals Board decision to allow a charter fishing boat operator to continue disembarking passengers at one of the town docks, the town Harbor Committee will review the language in the town’s Coastal Waters and Harbor Ordinance over the winter. John Dittmar owns Acadia Fishing Tours. Passengers board his boat,

  • DI-S junior wins  Miss Teen Maine

    DI-S junior wins Miss Teen Maine

    DEER ISLE — Grace Morey of Deer Isle won the Miss Teen Maine pageant in South Portland on Sunday. Morey, 16, is a junior at Deer Isle-Stonington High School. She is the oldest child of Dana and Mike Morey. This was Morey’s second year competing. “I threw myself into it last year and was blessed

  • Alleged dog killer’s trial begins

    Alleged dog killer’s trial begins

    ELLSWORTH — The trial of one of the men accused of aggravated cruelty to animals in the death of Boston terrier-pug Franky, whose body washed up at the shorefront home of the district attorney last year is scheduled to start Thursday, Nov. 14. Justin T. Chipman, 24, of Steuben also has been indicted on charges

  • Hancock County Jail log week of Nov. 14

    Hancock County Jail log week of Nov. 14

    The following were arrested or booked into the Hancock County Jail between Nov. 4 and 7: Michael A. Mercer, 59, Searsport, violation of a protection order. Matthew B. Foss, 38, Trenton, unpaid warrants Nena C. Willey, 31, Addison, violating conditions of release. Melissa L. Jernigan, 42, Fletchers Landing, two counts of unlawful drug trafficking, and

  • Lab considers voluntary  payment to city

    Lab considers voluntary payment to city

    ELLSWORTH — The Jackson Laboratory has not yet decided what kind of voluntary payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) it will contribute to Ellsworth, Senior Public Relations Manager Sarah Laskowski said in an email, but expects to decide based on the organization’s fourth quarter performance, with a figure in hand by the end of the

  • Bucksport election results upheld

    Bucksport election results upheld

    BUCKSPORT — A recount Tuesday of ballots cast in a race for a two-year seat on the Bucksport Town Council yielded the same results as Election Day. Jim Morrison remains the victor by one vote, according to Town Clerk Jacob Gran. Morrison received 434 votes and Robert Carmichael Jr. took 433 votes. Former Councilor Carmichael

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s log week of Nov. 14

    Hancock County Sheriff’s log week of Nov. 14

    ELLSWORTH — An abandoned 911 call resulted in a Stonington man’s arrest Saturday, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reported. Deputy Zach Allen investigated the 911 hang-up call that came in at approximately 7:15 p.m. and learned that an altercation had occurred. Allen arrested Bradford Rice, 47, on a charge of domestic violence assault. Child abuse/neglect

  • Lubec project receives federal grant

    LUBEC — The town of Lubec will receive a $19.6-million federal grant to build a safe harbor. The project is designed to protect a mooring field that would include a boat launch, harbor, and wharf. The project would allow 30 boats to tie up and would protect boats and fishermen in inclement weather. The project

  • Mariaville fire destroys house

    Mariaville fire destroys house

    MARIAVILLE — A family lost its home but no one was injured in a fire on the Old Hay Road in Mariaville on Saturday afternoon. “Once we arrived on scene the fire was coming out most of the windows on the bottom windows,” said Mariaville Deputy Fire Chief Karen Murray. “Downstairs was fully engulfed and

  • Legislator lodges complaint against local attorney

    Legislator lodges complaint against local attorney

    ELLSWORTH — A Maine State legislator who sits on the Judiciary Committee has filed a complaint about a local attorney with the Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services. Rep. Jeffrey Evangelos (I-Friendship), in a complaint dated Nov. 4, called for attorney Mary Kellett’s “immediate removal, for cause, from your roster of attorneys.” The commission provides